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"richard dawkins" Discussed on The Good Fight Radio Show

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"richard dawkins" Discussed on The Good Fight Radio Show

"Program dedicated to bringing you vital and choose that you won't hear in the mainstream media discussing contemporary issues in light of the Bible and how these issues relate to family culture and the church. The heart of this show is to glorify Jesus Christ and expose the works of darkness is commanded in a Fiji's five eleven. Now here's your host good fight ministries own Chad Davidson. Welcome back to the good fight. Radio show I mean. Who's Chad Davidson good fight ministries with me as always the president and founder of good fight ministries in Pastor of Blessed Hope Chapel and Simavae California prostitution? When are we doing today? Brother praise the Lord resort also with us as always producer twenty plaza. How're you doing today? Bro? I'm doing blessed. Got To hear my own intro again. Did a great job yesterday. That's right well. Praise the Lord guys. We are excited because not only. Do we have another show coming at you guys today but also were excited to hopefully meet you guys. Have you guys are in the San Antonio or Corpus Christi Area in Texas March? Twenty fifth? The twenty-seventh come meet the good fight. Team come see Joe. Give three different presentations. You can actually go to goodfeet dot org now and Tony. Has It as an article up that you guys can go check it out and you can see that we have three different event? Bright's for the event that is taking place in Texas and you can and RSVP now. I know one of them is going to be a barbecue actually situation. So we're really excited about that. And Joe is going to be all over the local radio stations in the San Antonio area Before we come out there He's going to be doing some devotional here. That'll be on the radio station and also be doing an interview. Which I believe Will Air March sixteenth or so so really really excited and guys. We would love to meet you guys. I know Tony and I were talking. Today we're excited because we will be recording. Not only will. Joe Have to speak three times but he will also be recording the good fight radio show and I'll be recording five eleven news while we are out there so hopefully we'll get a little bit of some involvement from the crowd so that would be blessed speaking of involvement from the crowd. There was something that happened on twitter recently and we were talking with. I know Joe was talking with a friend of ours They went to Israel with about some of the wicked things. That Richard Dawkins had to say. And it's been kind of all over the news Sometimes I think he's somewhat of a bombastic Arrogant human being and I think he says Militant atheism half. You guys have never heard of Richard Dawkins. He wrote the book. The God delusion and I'm GonNA put this out there. I don't mean to offend but whenever I'm debating with atheists or discussing Different Things with atheist. When I hear those certain quotes from that book that I've come in contact with through years of argumentation from when I was in atheist and now being a believer I always go well. I guess you haven't really read on this subject that much. Okay because in all honesty I don't see him as a formidable opponent when it comes to the philosophical argumentation in his field. He can do his thing over there. in zoology but when it comes to the philosophical realm and actually having ideas do you have to present in front of people that actually can answer them back. I think he is sophomoric. Best and really really poor at other places so When it comes to Richard Dawkins. He was really big. When I first came to the Lord he was like one of the most talked about guys in about two thousand eight. Two thousand nine Him Hitchens and Daniel Dan it and Sarah and you know the four horsemen of the atheist apocalypse but which never ended up happening And it won't after up HITCHENS HE'S GONNA. Yeah Hitchens did. Yeah Hitchens Daddy. Sadly he blasphemed you know You know for most of his life and then he ended up having His A sophist go out not to be able to blaspheme against the God that created him. It's really Help BREAKING FOR HIM. but It's really sad anyways so I better get to the topic at hand A recent tweet from Richard Dawkins said this. It's one thing to deplore eugenics on ideological political moral grounds. It's quite another to conclude that it wouldn't work in practice. Of course it would work. It works for cows. Horses pigs dogs and roses. Why on Earth wouldn't it work for humans facts ignore ideology? And I know we'll be talking about this and he's going to say that it wasn't promoting eugenics and that's fine. We'll get into that. But that actually would be somewhat par for the course concerning Richard Dawkins because Richard Dawkins and same thing. Tweeden out again in August of two thousand fourteen. Somebody tweeted to him. Asked him specifically? I honestly don't know what I would do if I were pregnant with a kid with down syndrome. A real ethical dilemma. And Richard Dawkins said this aboard it and try again. It would be immoral to bring it into the world. If you have the choice like he has a morality you know just and just really quickly folks keep your mind what. Eugenic says you know the Germans practice it To when they killed six million Jews they wanted to create a pure Korean race Margaret Sanger. Who was influenced by Nazis You know wickedly influenced by a spoke to the KKK. And so forth. She is well founder. Planned parenthood was tooting eugenics even before the Holocaust Are Breaking and she actually said she was targeting black neighborhoods to kill off black children. You know so It's amazing we have a really really wicked situation here because when you look at what he's talking about in regard to you know off you know killing murdering a down syndrome child. He's playing God and of course that's view because he doesn't believe in the creator of the universe he believes that he's his own. God and I got. I came became aware of that tweet. That was written a few days ago. That Chad had just Quoted FROM SISTER NAMED LAUREN. Really Neat sister got spent a lot of time with her and her mother and her brother. They're from Australia over our trip to Alaska Israel last year. It was a great time and She's A. She's a good apologised in we talked about. Maybe perhaps write a book together on Nazism. And the occult. I'm sorry not not as many call relate to. Yeah I'm I'm doing something like that already. Secret societies but on evolution. And the occult and she sent me a a series of tweets that she was going to send you a Richard Dawkins and it's quite a quite long. Maybe Tony will post it Put on our website. If you can look at this show they'll be like a link to it or an article where you can read the whole thing because this like really great points. She makes but a few really quickly while they say one should always lead by example. So you first professor as he's talking about you know eugenics and so forth in there earlier tweet. He was talking about You know killing babies that were undesirable. But before you do yourself she writes. You might want to do some ernest research. Any of the you'll pagan origins about Darwinism and Nazism and really of scientism. Which is basically the religion of of worshipping knowledge but it's falsely so called right and really of scientists in general go on. I dare you in the next tweet. Starting with Charles Darwin's greatest ideological influence his grandfather. The devoted nature worshiping freemasons which. He was eras Darwin who filled his Esoteric A- poetry with evolutionary ideas that he ripped off from Hinduism's central Karmic tenant that man is on upward journey from slime to the divine over eons of time. Erasmus also coach similar out of the US evolutionary views from ancient Egyptian Greek and Babylonian Myth. A lot of mythology and esoteric traditions. Her next Tweet was then. Take a deep dive. Evolution's CO discoverer Alfred. Wallace Alfred Russell Wallace a lifeline cultist. Who Rarely commune with the dead. And Laura and I were comparison of our notes on the occult and And I was pretty impressed that she was familiar with Alfred Wallace's A cold background He actually was right there with Darwin when they presented the founders of this new theory of evolution which really as a she stately points out. There came old really. You know back to his grandfather does Rasmusen actually further back into the pagan religions. An Colt worldview. But it's interesting because Alfred. Wallace did not get the claim that Darwin did why because he was claiming these ideas were being communicated to the spirit world All kinds of different ideas that he had about life so but him with him in the. Darwin works changing some notes and Dr would realize well as the same thing I have basically and he was getting it from the spiritual world. Alright so the world presents though it scientifically based Darwin himself went to Santa's Now he says well actually I believe a word of it and I went upstairs and fell asleep while they were doing it. I wonder because if it came out that he was actually participating on I think Huxley went to one after that and then he said Oh it was all fraudulent while you guys gone says you know. Why does the Darwin dancing well? I don't get into toll thing too deep into it but I just want to point out. Some of the problems we have. This is a huge concern. Because when you destroy the foundations of creation the foundations of a creator God and then you destroy an objective morality. What's right and wrong fearing God knowing God obeying God that we're going to stand before God concept of eternal judgment so forth he just cast all that out it. Just it just bury your head in the sand and don't look at the clarion call From the Heavens. That there is a god and you ignore it then you can you know pretend anything goes and remember it does say Romans. One Paul says that those who reject God they suppressed the truth and unrighteousness because he makes his creation very clear to them and they literally he says suppress in the Greek. It's a present tense As an active verb where. They're holding down the truth. And Richard Dawkins one of the militant atheist other his whole life is dedicated to try to hold God down. He can't do it because the scriptures say in it saw nineteen that the heavens declare the glories of God and the the firmament shows his handiwork and data data's for speech tonight reveals knowledge goes on to say there's no place Whether speech their language is not heard voice. Gone out into all the earth and They're the worst of ended. The world think I'm quoting that right but got a pretty close there and it's interesting because when you look at that tax saying that is constantly revealed himself every day in every night all over the world universally that he exists as megaphone the creation all around we could not create even one speck of San. We can't create a blade of us are a blade of grass. Anything guys Only God could create this entire universe and give us is to see and brains to think about it and to contemplate what's going on even to one degree even adopted do science and acquire knowledge comes from God so it's all just so obvious but guess what doctrines admits ultimately. There's no real objective or transcendent basis for morality. That's crazy we think about it. 'cause those who don't believe anymore alley no easy consider them your sociopathic psychopathic and he states in his book. river out of Eden on page one thirty three a Darwinian view of life at bottom. He's talking about the bottom of his view the universe there's no design no purpose. No evil no good. So there's no criminals aren't even axe. There's no good. There's no evil. Nothing but pitiless pitiless indifference. Wow so it's interesting that he found a follow up that tweet. I noticed. I checked out what he was doing. A little bit. After that February sixteenth which is just a couple days ago from when the show's first being aired right now when we're recording say What came out. His mouth was absolutely just horrific. He actually has people. Trying to get people fantasize about eating other people you know eating babies eating based on a couple of his different tweets that have come out just recently one of the past and of course he wants to say why wouldn't do it. But what do you think about this? And it's interesting because it's February sixteenth. Tweet he came under fire for the EUGENICS tweet but just a couple of days later quite interesting he. He makes some interesting statements. He says February teeth humid state. Could of course be cultured? Would you eat it? I wouldn't but it's hard to say why now those. What he says is hard to see why he wouldn't eat another human being because he has no ethics. He has no morals. There's there's no good or evil there's no meaning there's no purpose in life so he says but it's hard to say why in other words if you want to eat something. Don't don't let your moral constraints you know what you're taboos get in the way It would be cultured from a single name of a person who who firmly waiting staw serve human placenta also clone of one person in this case the baby. I wouldn't eat that either. You know it's quite interesting that he's making these kinds of statements as interesting because dockings seems to have his fascination with cannibalism because two thousand eighteen. He tweeted this. He tweets this very strange tissue culture clean meat already in two thousand eighteen. I've long been looking forward to this. What if human meat is grown? Could we overcome our taboo against cannibalism? An interesting test. Case for consequentialist morality versus. Yuck reaction absolutism you absolutist you're just it's just based on a yuck factor within not based on any kind of intuition they're given through your conscience because God is written on your hearts so what's the consequences ultimately and guess what if the consequences of killing a baby is. You don't have to deal with the down a child. Oh more power to you if he encourages women to kill her baby. S is wicked man. I have a a precious niece. Who's WHO's down Megan. And she's one of the most precious people not kidding. I know in my life when I hear she lights up the room. You know she bless your heart every time you see her as she super sweeten I just I just I love all my nephews nieces. Grandchildren of course but man. She's she something else in that. He would advocate killing her and other babies like her when they're in the womb is wicked beyond belief and he's in huge trouble he better false face be forgotten repent because he is going to get the blackest.

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"richard dawkins" Discussed on Experts on Expert with Dax Shepard

Experts on Expert with Dax Shepard

01:51 min | 11 months ago

"richard dawkins" Discussed on Experts on Expert with Dax Shepard

"richard dawkins" Discussed on Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard

Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard

01:38 min | 11 months ago

"richard dawkins" Discussed on Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard

"richard dawkins" Discussed on Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard

Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard

08:39 min | 11 months ago

"richard dawkins" Discussed on Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard

"So it's like you gotTa make peace with that and of course you probably would know how many of those Mormons who are beautiful Nice people getting a lot of other religion but they also did that they do have causes do and they're very well organized. Organize yes in mobilized in their effective I mean the the moral majority the the Christian majority that's gotten presidents elected and you know there are powerful group Dafna la play. It is a lot of the enlightenment ideals which I certainly hope to be true. Yeah it's almost like you just want all these groups like Gordon exists. No one's GonNa try to throw each other but the fuck out everything right. Yeah I generally really don't like religion but then when I look at the details of the people I know I think oh it's just really good for them So it's hard for me to also say everyone's got a totally denounce it's like I don't know what kind of price tag that would come with. We don't know we've never lived in an a world where nobody believed in God who knows what that world look like. We'll look like Denmark. I think I think a lot of those western. European countries are very largely atheist and even their leaders are outspokenly. Atheists were still inordinately religious for a Western industrialized allies superpower. Yeah so oh you were talking about how how. Everything objective goes where human filter making it then on objective basically as what you were saying which is like firsthand accounts by firsthand. Accounts aren't reliable at all right. I remember so two of my friends. Friends got held up at gunpoint. Well then they were with two other friends to four people or people total. They held up at gun point. One one person ran away. The other person was sort of trying to talk the person down and they all have very different opinions of what happened. Oh fast and they were all. It was all happening to them at once. Their memories are different range of memory on it. I mean not nothing too crazy but just like it was the same color. They all agree the same size. They all agree. The person was I think the same color. Yes I don't know about size. Yeah there's just discrepancies. And when they were talking to the police they the police said that like yeah. These handicaps are really not all that helpful awful because everyone has a different opinion in the moment when your brain is in such a fight or flight I wonder if a fifth person or now a six person because we have the gunman in the Mac and there was a six person safely across the street on the whole thing. I wonder if that account would be pretty good. I wonder also though I think it just comes with seeing things that are heightened like your heart like everything in your body also changes yes all the instruments by which what you're taking on data have altered themselves in it's true and if you're if you're the sixth person across the street watching this thing here's the the variation that could exist. You're either someone who already thinks downtown. Detroit as a shit hole and taken over by fucking gangsters don bags and then you see that in your like Yep this places a piece of Shit I knew it in its was ruined by so and so those directly into whatever pre standing theory of the of the city. Yeah now if you're you love downtown Detroit and you're like this is such a fun. Great Place plays in you. See that and you go. I'll bomber a person's probably really struggling and need something. Yeah and this is the situation. We've put them in right there. You have to dramatically quickly. Different breeds of the whole thing. Yeah I know yeah. We're useless. That's where is GONNA kick in. I Oko legal to spit out. Ah Prognosis so now. This is exactly what happened. Aware the robots are GonNa have to just be everywhere everywhere and then they'll be interpreting circuiting. What happened Oh my gosh? Isn't that a weird possible reality where the truth is known. No one would want to accept it. They'll be no human judgement but but they also be no emotional truth and emotional. Truth is is real. That's what the point. I was trying to make that. I didn't do a good job of like reality reality reality. Yeah it's going to enter this brain which is not reality. So who cares the point. Now I know a little bit of it is like you gotTa Acknowledge Knowledge that we're not a computer taken on the data now not a is so there's something else happening. We need to correct for knowledge. Yes us when I was reading on these eyewitness sgt on this eyewitness stuff. So this one article said the uncritical acceptance of eyewitness. This accounts may stem from a popular misconception of how memory works many people believe that human memory works like a video recorder the mine records events and then on Q.. Plays back an exact replica of them on. The contrary psychologists have found that memories are reconstructed rather than played back each time. We were called them. The Act of remembering is more akin to putting putting puzzle pieces together than retrieving video recording. It really goes to show. I think this is dangerous because there is a reality. -ality in facts are facts. Yeah so I don't WanNa diminish that but I will say it's a good thing to think about because your life is your memory of your life in your life is the story. You're telling your life is the puzzle pieces you've decided to hold onto an assemble so as you move through life your actual attitude will become the puzzle pieces as you have for the rest of your life to build your story but it's like if you're innately positive or you put a lot of time into trying to be positive and trying to see good that's GonNa be the puzzle pieces you end up with what you'll store. Yeah if you're only putting garbage in of everything sucks and everything's negative. What else could you build you? Union build cake with spoiled. Eggs can't do it. It's going to be a shooting cake. I assume they're delicious. Make you say definitely. So you said. Clint Eastwood reproduce when he it was eighty so he has a twenty two year old and he's eighty nine. He is a I think he has a younger child than that. I looked up his kids. I didn't see anyone younger than eighteen years ago and we had a three year old anyway so he's got a twenty two year old kid. How old is he? He's eighty nine. Okay so sixty sixty seven. There's also that old. Oh it was so you said. Brett Weinstein had a name for the theory where it's hard to break cycles because if the if it has its desired effect even if the logic is skewed behind then why would you break the pattern. I emailed him to find out what the name of that was. And he hasn't responded yet. Brought my computer. Excitement is in my own notes because asked him about it when we know you did a Dang it dying if it may be. It's an are episode with him. Maybe people already know. What is I believe? But we'll punt this us all look in my notes and I'll be able to tell us or unless he respond respond you might. I thought it was really sweet that you wanted him to sign your book here. Yeah you'RE A fan. Oh big big big fan. Yeah yeah one of the one of the few guests I was actually like shitting hitting a brick before we talk to again. I'm going to be so dumb. Fear going to study the way that these people have studied. And come up with theories that are so breakthrough. Yeah Yeah I find that to be saying it's insane it is and it's it's an recognizes over twenty nine stops ahead of what I can. That's true but also so then with that knowledge is like okay. So he's operating on that level like I'm not if I make a mistake in front of him I'm like okay. There's if I make a mistake in front of Mike sure I would really care about how you want to be. Yeah I want that person. Awesome to think of me like that. He's not ever GonNa think of anyone who has a normal brain even a brain operating at a high level like yours. He's never going to be like that guy so genius he's just not because I think he has that.

"richard dawkins" Discussed on Experts on Expert with Dax Shepard

Experts on Expert with Dax Shepard

14:06 min | 11 months ago

"richard dawkins" Discussed on Experts on Expert with Dax Shepard

"Have favoured in our wild ancestors a tendency to say. It's a good idea to obey the authority of the of the tribal elders. Maybe especially I if your child where you're vulnerable and adults parents etc have a wisdom which may save your life. They're the ones who may be listening. I can I mean if if you disobey per if you just if you disbelieve what your parents tell you then you may die You fall over a cliff for beaten by nine or something eat those berries they told you were poisoning exactly exactly so I mean you could say something like if the wild ancestors of the equivalent quillet of the center for inquiry's had died test that I don't believe you try eating those berries. They die and so being gullible so in that sense probably did have survival value and then that translated itself to being gullible about God's and to superstitious rituals and the child brain would not have any means of distinguishing. The sensible advice like don't eat those berries From the stupid advice. How could the child? No It's the child knew that. Be No reason to have the rule that says this deal parents that they built a track record now. This is the twelfth thing they tell you had a pretty good track record. Shouldn't Klima Pie. And then it gets passed down from in general degeneration because you believe what your parents tell you. They believe what their parents named your grandparent's told you. They blew their parents. Tell you and so on. It's very hard to break that. Recycle one of the things I'm most keen on doing is trying to break that. Daisy chain effect from parent child grandchild. If only we could somehow stop this. This cycle of inheritance non genetic inheritance actually look at the way the reason people believe what they do. The religion they believe is almost always. He's the religion of their parents and grandparents and they know perfectly well that if they lived in Pakistan they have a completely different set of beliefs. Yes yet they still go on believing in their own. As in this country Christian religion because childhood indoctrination is an immensely powerful powerful force mother. My Graham vicious to try to persuade people to STOLP indoctrinating children. That way so Brent Weinstein was in here and he was talking about. He has a term for that right. Where where this flawed thinking does have a beneficial result in those are sometimes the hardest paradigm to break because even there may be steeped in error? They have this outcome. That appears to confirm the theory. I forget the name he gave that but those seem to be particularly really hard things to break. When the result people are getting is the desired results? Even though it's not due to the thing they think it's due to. Yes you have the Richard Dawkins Foundation for reason and science in. So why is it important. What are the stakes that we currently you think back through time? Of course you have their crusades which charring insane and and you have putting Galileo in jail. There's all these measurable ways that religion has slowed down science or imprisoned or resulted in so many deaths. Listen so many wars. But what currently are the stakes. And why is it aired if we okay. I mean maybe I could answer that best. Buy We've just merged with the center for inquiry. Richard Dawkins Foundation's merge okay the center for inquiry. And so if I told you about some of the things that we're doing I would love to hear them in what one that's dear to my heart is teacher institute for even which is teaching teachers how to teach evolution? This is very important because middle school teachers especially are not well equipped equipped to fend off the hostility. That they get from parents from school boards from head teachers sometimes from children even Who have been brainwashed into not believing in evolution who actually stop up their ears when evolution comes pincer science class so we have this program called ties? Teachers who've revolution is ONS which is holding workshops for middle school teachers all over for the country. We've now doing it in all fifty states to teach them how to teach evolution right. That's one that's very close to my heart and another of the things we're doing being in the translation project which again is dear to my heart. This is translating science books. And actually the God illegitimate several several of my books into the languages of Islam all Arabic. Urdu Farsi and Indonesian. So we're translating my books into those languages for downloadable. PDF's is a free. So I'm waving all rights to roll to that kind of thing. Yeah and what. We're hoping appears we can use the Internet to educate people in countries like Pakistan where their education system is wholly islam-dominated Get in there and teach about size and about atheism actually And so that's another project which is going great at the moment and I think about four or five of my books have already been translated and they'll be more and we hope to get other authors well for as much as we rag on the Internet here and talk about the destruction that social social media's doing there's stories like that which is traditionally for you to get a book or thousands of books into a theocracy is going to be nearly early impossible. Let me tell you not thousands millions before we even started. The project thing. That inspired us was the fact that somebody produced a bootleg league translation of the God delusion into Arabic which has been downloaded thirteen million times Arabic translation. Download it thirteen billion times James. Wile that inspired us to set up the translation project. Is that a scary proposition. The notion that someone's going to translate that. Is there a bit of you. That's like there's there's just no way it's going to be the exact thing I said. Do you have any anxiety over that I do and I've got horror stories about translations. Es but but try to think of ways of segmenting that so that's another one another project we have is called secular rescue gaining the largely Islamic world. There era people in the world. I think it's all in Islamic countries actually where to be an atheist is a sentence of death. It'd be a public atheist to be say a blogger in places like Pakistan in places like Bangladesh. They have literally been killed for no worse crime than being atheist and saying thinks. Oh on the Internet. So secular rescue is a sort of underground railroad for rescuing people whose lives of threatened with mobs of mass shetty wielding zealots. And so we do things like get visas for them. Pay The F. as get them safe passage Thailand and asylum too and large numbers of such people have so far been saved. And that's another very important that's I I wouldn't have to imagine Agean for you. I just on a personal level that has to be one of the most rewarding aspects to meet someone you've helped get to safety. Is that unbelievably true. That's very true. I also feel rewarded when people tell me that my books have changed their life really enormously. Gratifying number those us. Yeah and now is there the correlation. I would assume there is between education level standard of living. And all that does that map and correlate is this country gets more does well visit come more and more secular. There's there's research on this including that of Gregory Paul. You might have him on actually okay. He's look attach comparing countries and comparing states within the United States if he had a correlation between religiosity and social welfare in the general sense of the Monterey basic needs being needs being met a healthcare looking after the elderly and that kind of thing and the more social welfare. There is as say the Scandinavian countries the list religion there is yes. Yes so I can see the the angle you're taking which is fantastic and I also see another angle being you know in every way possible elevating those areas in a direction that makes them more open open to that. Yes yeah okay. So I'm just a full blown atheist. I'm very comfortable with not knowing the many mysteries that we don't know I'm okay with that. I'm okay that we don't know a ton of stuff. I've never been to spun out about. Where do we come from because any answer I get leads me to okay? Well we're the Big Bang. What was before the Big Bang? I'm definitely limited in how I comprehend everything in a life death cycle. None of that still has caused me to even be persuaded to Embrace Scott as an answer because then I have the same question. Where'd he come from her? She come from the one recently. That has me a little spun out and I just WanNa know take is death. I'm actually more curious. Why is it that no animal as ever mutated to stay alive forever if Mites? TOWSE's can make a perfect replica of itself. It is in theory possible that some animal at mid life just makes perfect copies forever forever and live forever in passes on its genes. There's trees that live ten thousand years. Why is it? We have no example of a mutation tation lead to some very extended longevity the idea of a survival but sheen for jeans imagine a gene that makes you live forever like you say that's actually didn't see the world but imagine a gene. which makes you more likely to survive five when you're young Say makes you swift or makes you sexually attractive when you're young and makes you less attractive or less slightest survive when you're old and to begin with a not talking about aging just talking about the fact that belong lived more like you ought to be hit by a truck or something right now. Let's stick to sexually attractive because that's easy to deal with a gene banks sexually attractive when you're young like a peacock Inevitably makes you more likely to die because the predators yes. Yeah yes but it doesn't matter because the genes that make you sexually attractive get passed on now a rival gene. That makes you unattractive Tiv- but live a long time doesn't have the same chances of getting passed on to future generations There's six difference there while I was is gonNA say yes in females. Unless they again were somehow arrested at twenty three and stayed fertile forever would not be incentivized to him but a male okay. Okay well you probably noticed that. He hens less brightly colored than peacocks. pity hens are built for survival peacocks of built to get a mate. She gets a mate leave tons of genes behind and then die There are some animals literally do die as soon as they reproduced and. That's one way very sensible thing to do because it means that they're putting absolutely everything into one great big explosive blast of reproduction other animals. Do it two different way other animals. I do indeed put more effort into surviving and reproducing year after year after year but still the same forces are operating the same forces that saying anything you can do to survive when you're young infertile. That another another way. Why do we die of old age? Genes that make you. Dis is the council A gene that makes you get cancer. When your ten we'll never get reproduced Ryan? That gives you cancer when you're twenty we'll get reproduced somewhat few years..

"richard dawkins" Discussed on Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard

Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard

12:25 min | 11 months ago

"richard dawkins" Discussed on Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard

"First foremost I just want to say Richard. I don't think this this nervous to interview somebody. I've never owned a copy of someone's book for twenty years and then brought it to the interview to be signed. This is a first for me so I just WanNa say you know you're almost for me. A mythical figure and I've enjoyed listening to you over the years because you're sort of quite funny last night I I thought Oh. I'll revisit one of the SAM. Richard Live podcasts. And you're so funny and if you don't mind I'd like to. I make you a human before we talk about all your accomplish -CCOMPLISH work and your viewpoints on everything I see. You are a human in front of me according to a mythical figure they feel rather in your right Sirkin unethical do you watch. TV shows do you favorite TV shows. I I watch the recordings on net flicks and things like that. Yeah yeah same. Did you've been shows. Yes yes I binged Stephen Fry because I was giving him. I think all the Richard Dawkins award which which we give every year and this year. I binged injured Ricky Jehovah's for exactly the same reason And I love them both. Always opposite to each other in Stephen Fry's of Bain and cultivated rickie is kind of beyond the pale in many respects Equally funny I did not see the fry one but we loved the as one and obviously he is a brother in arms in the Kinda theus as well. Yeah he does a very good job of been honest stating his point of view and then putting a real nice comedic emetic spin on it. So it's Kinda digestible spoons. Full of sugar approach precisely right exactly what he does. Okay good so you watch television. Also you have a very unique childhood hood in that you were born in Kenya's do I have that correct. Yes it's not so unique for British people of my age. Actually if pretty common in where I went to school it seemed like about half. The boys are born in Africa or India. Oh really is for the younger listeners and myself truly that only exists the kind of colonial. Oh Africa that only exists in hemingway books or you know it's kind of a bygone era. Yes and it went gone very suddenly as well disappeared very quickly. Oh Oh really kind of overnight. Now what precipitated that I think just change Harold. McMillan called the wind of change. It was just a very very swift political movement. Yeah ah mean rather analogous to the way the gay movement in this country with very very swiftly transformed things turn things upside down in historical view. It happened in one and second. Yes right that's what we're hoping to do with atheism. I mean that because the present atheists are not able to enjoy food hold membership of society. Really they can't get it get elected. It's very difficult to get elected. And what we're hoping is that we can emulate the gay community you did and almost overnight historical terms transform things one hurdle I can immediately imagine is that there is a built-in sympathy for a group. That is so obviously excommunicated and it comes with such a price tag on the familial relationships and same with the civil rights movements that I've never seen atheist blasted the streets with fire hoses so we lack a little bit of sympathy. Does that get in our away with. It would be nice to think we get sympathy. I think we would get sympathy but for the extraordinary bizarre idea that you need to believe in a higher power in order to to be good and this rather dramatically shows itself in the fact that they don't mind whether it's wrong guard right as long as any God will do If you morality morality yeah when you think of anyone who currently is spending a great deal time in Church or dedicating a big portion of their life to their chosen religion all of them currently would look back on the Greeks in just laugh at the notion of Zeus and someone taking a chariot and rising the sun and that becomes very laughable and dismissable and yet that same ones can't really be applied to their own that's right. I've sometimes asked ancient historians in my college college at Oxford whether the Greeks really did believe in their gods the seems to be yes or at least they were sacrificed to the and they would pray to them And they would attribute misfortune or fortune to them whether they really believe there was a god called Helius who actually got up in the morning and drove of his chariot across the sky. I find that actually pretty hard to believe especially when you consider that simultaneous to that you're seeing the birth of democracy the birth of geometry. You're seeing like enormous leaps forward in the foundation of what is now science. Yeah yes of whether Plato and Aristotle really believed in I mean they talked about the gods but I suspect it may be somewhat in the same sort of way as Einstein. Yeah didn't believe in God but he used God language as a kind of metaphor for that which we don't understand and so when socrates you said something like do morals come from the gods the gods cover them worldwide if it was yeah. I'm not sure he really meant the gods where he was just using kind of language that his audience would understand Dan. Yeah I completely agree with. It is funny because you'll see people. co-opt Einstein quotes to serve whatever. And they have right. I would like to go back and shake Einstein and say why did you do that handing people on the plate. They they desperately wanted to hear but do you think he just maybe had a broader global view of like. That's that's not the thing I need to disrupt right now. That's not the hill. I'm going to die on so I'm just GONNA kite up placate or patronise the masses. I haven't read enough to know I think maybe times different and maybe didn't actually occur to him that it wouldn't matter that although he did get very annoyed at times when he would say I I do not believe in a personal and Gordon I said over and over again. He did actually get quite irritated sometimes but I think he only had himself to blame. Yeah now back to Africa Growing up there were you in his city or what kind of environment where you're not in a city with hardly wearing cities it was fairly primitive in some respects next. We have no electric light. We had no indoor plumbing on the other hand we had lots of servants okay and so it was sort of curious mixture. It's like going back hundred years. Yeah so your memories mostly just like going to school and going to catching butterflies beautiful flowers. Yeah but I didn't see elephants or lands or anything like that right for me. I just go. Oh if a guy grows up in Africa not shocking to me that he ends up with an interest in zoology in evolution is to think that I think that's unfortunately the truth. My father was a biologist so I think later on moved to England. I think he taught me to think like a scientist and think like a biologist but no the African childhood was. It just didn't really feed it. I think to what later became in a big way and did you have any awareness that you were an ex pat or living in a country that if not your origin. was that something you were conscious. I left when I was seven so I'm not sure that unless I was very precocious I would have thought in those terms because you round. These is your reality right. You kind of take it up. Yeah he's value. When you're young? Yes yes so. You moved to England at seven or eight depending on whether I believe you. Or what's it's written about my eighth birthday on the ship. Oh no kidding so both true really and so your father had served in World War Two and then he inherited in a state. That's right in one thousand forty six years. She inherited it but assume that he would never actually live there. It was tenants did and the lady who was the tenant died actually while we were on the ship and he may perhaps on your birthday and my parents were greeted with the news that she had died and they then had to make a decision whether to go back to Africa which they wanted to do originally agonizing nothing. They decided they would stay. My mother ahead soften very badly for malaria and almost died. And I think that was another reason for not going back. Yeah but the family lawyer and both their parents. It's both sets of grandparents. Strongly advised them to go back to Africa and they didn't take that advice they actually found the place. It hadn't been found for longtime properly. Yeah my my father made quite a success of it as a proper commercial thumb. A lot of these estates get passed down in a lot of people live quite poor in these amazing estates and just everything is spent on maintaining them and it can be a real burden to inherit low that I mean the word estate or rather give a full impression. It's not biggest date like okay do something instead of just Downton Abbey playing in my head just honest with Seoul wrong. I know it's early about two hundred and fifty acres and in-home wasn't outragous on it. There's a big issue house which was a bird. Actually family lawyer advised her to pull that down right. And and my parents didn't actually touch it into flats apartments. Oh and They specialized in English people. British people coming back on leave from the colonial service constantly filled with people from Africa and India Erin. bummer places is like a decompression chamber and getting back in England. Right yes yeah. They had to have been intoxicated with the notion of being out as like people who went westerly here or anything else right as a very adventurous lifestyle I suppose hose yes but of course it was very much government regulated. Were they were pioneers. In that sense that the earlier people went out to farm the settlers close. They've quite different. They were more like pioneers but my parents were not they were government servants and the people they mixed with the government servants right so they were they were. We're not part of the sort of happy valley crowd they knew. Some of that crowd You were raised Christian in. I went to Christian schools. It was difficult not to write but it was Anglican in and I would imagine in part because father was into science in biology in. Did you have a good relationship. Asian trip with him. Did you want her to be proud of you. And yes I had a very good relationship with him. He was the buffs in it so he knew all about wildflowers. In New the letter names my sister and I love to here. The Latin names of all the closet didn't remember them necessarily but yeah any children liked to hear long words they don't know the meaning of maybe wrong about that. Oh absolutely we'll think Expeditious Doses California. Everyone loves that word means nothing so long. Now I would imagine when you're being educated. You're probably you knew Latin or you do. Do you did lesson for years. It doesn't mean on new it. Do you think it's good or bad that they've abandoned that I think it's good to learn. Language is is a time would be probably better spent learning French and German somewhere. You could go use it. Yeah yes I mean. People say that Latin is good for learning old Romance Romance Languages and no doubt it is but I suspect that any romance language would serve that purpose in Spanish would be good for learning Italian. French and friends will be good for leading Italian Spanish and so on. Yeah Yeah so a romance language would be a very good idea. A GERMANIC language would be a very good idea. I am ashamed of the British and actually American. We Anglos we. English speakers are so bad at languages. Oh Yeah and when I go to places like Holland and Scandinavia and in a even bus drivers and Tenders Speak Perfect English. Yeah we'll all get real judgmental of US and feel pretty bad about the whole ordeal and then then another side of my brain goes. That's just the privilege of the hegemonic society. Germans were the hegemonic society. They probably wouldn't know any other. Do you think maybe some four the true I think that is. I don't think we're shittier. The people in general doesn't got shows itself though in arrogance the thing we didn't need to learn. I had a colleague when when I said I was trying to learn German. He said Oh you don't want to do that. The only encourages them..

"richard dawkins" Discussed on Experts on Expert with Dax Shepard

Experts on Expert with Dax Shepard

12:25 min | 11 months ago

"richard dawkins" Discussed on Experts on Expert with Dax Shepard

"First formal is I just want to say Richard. Don't think this this nervous to interview somebody. I've never owned a copy of someone's book for twenty years and then brought it to the interview to be signed. This is a first for me so I just want to say you know you're almost for me. A mythical figure and I've enjoyed listening to you over the years because you're sort of quite funny last night I I thought Oh. I'll revisit one of the SAM. Richard Live podcasts. And you're so funny and if you don't mind I'd like to. I make you a human before we talk about all your accomplish Bush work and your viewpoints on everything I see. You are a human in front of me according to a mythical figure they feel rather in. You're right Sirkin unethical do you watch. TV shows do you favorite TV shows. I I watch the recordings on net flicks and things like that. Yeah yeah same. Did you've been shows. Yes yes I binged Stephen Fry because I was giving him. I think all the Richard Dawkins award which which we give every year And this year I binged injured Ricky Jehovah's for exactly the same reason And I love them both. Always opposite to each other in Stephen Fry's of Bain and cultivated rickie is kind of beyond the pale in many respects Equally funny I did not see the fry one but we loved the as one and obviously he is a brother in arms in the Kinda theus as well. Yeah he does a very good job of been honest stating his point of view and then putting a real nice comedic emetic spin on it. So it's Kinda digestible spoons. Full of sugar approach precisely right exactly what he does. Okay good so you watch television. Also you have a very unique childhood hood in that you were born in Kenya's do I have that correct. Yes it's not so unique for British people of my age. Actually if pretty common in where I went to school it seemed like about half. The boys are born in Africa or India. Oh really is for the younger listeners and myself truly that only exists the kind of colonial. Oh Africa that only exists in hemingway books or you know it's kind of a bygone era. Yes and it went gone very suddenly as well disappeared very quickly. Oh Oh really kind of overnight. Now what precipitated that I think just to change Harold Macmillan called the wind of change it was just a very very swift political movement. Yeah ah mean rather analogous to the way the gay movement in this country with very very swiftly transformed things turn things upside down in historical view. It happened in one and second. Yes right that's what we're hoping to do with atheism. I mean that because the present atheists are not able to enjoy food hold membership of society. Really they can't get it get elected. It's very difficult to get elected. And what we're hoping is that we can emulate the gay community you did and almost overnight historical terms transform things one hurdle I can immediately imagine is that there is a built-in sympathy for a group. That is so obviously excommunicated and it comes with such a price tag on the familial relationships and same with the civil rights movements that I've never seen atheist blasted the streets with fire hoses so we lack a little bit of sympathy. Does that get in our away with. It would be nice to think we get sympathy. I think we would get sympathy but for the extraordinary bizarre idea that you need to believe in a higher power in order to to be good and this rather dramatically shows itself in the fact that they don't mind whether it's wrong guard right as long as any God will do If you morality morality yeah when you think of anyone who currently is spending a great deal time in Church or dedicating a big portion of their life to their chosen religion all of them currently would look back on the Greeks in just laugh at the notion of Zeus and someone taking a chariot and rising the sun and that becomes very laughable and dismissable and yet that same ones can't really be applied to their own that's right. I've sometimes asked ancient historians in my college college at Oxford whether the Greeks really did believe in their gods the seems to be yes or at least they were sacrificed to the and they would pray to them And they would attribute misfortune or fortune to them whether they really believe there was a god called Helius who actually got up in the morning and drove of his chariot across the sky. I find that actually pretty hard to believe especially when you consider that simultaneous to that you're seeing the birth of democracy the birth of geometry. You're seeing like enormous leaps forward in the foundation of what is now science. Yeah yes of whether Plato and Aristotle really believed in I mean they talked about the gods but I suspect it may be somewhat in the same sort of way as Einstein. Yeah didn't believe in God but he used God language as a kind of metaphor for that which we don't understand and so when socrates you said something like do morals come from the gods order the gods cover them worldwide if it was. I'm not sure he really meant the gods where he was just using kind of language that his audience would understand Dan. Yeah I completely agree with. It is funny because you'll see people. co-opt Einstein quotes to serve whatever. And they have right. I would like to go back and shake Einstein and say why did you do that handing people on the plate. They they desperately wanted to hear but do you think he just maybe had a broader global view of like. That's that's not the thing I need to disrupt right now. That's not the hill. I'm going to die on so I'm just GONNA up placate or patronise the masses. I haven't read enough to know I think maybe times different and maybe didn't actually occur to him that it wouldn't matter that although he did get very annoyed at times when he would say I I do not believe in a personal and Gordon I said over and over again. He did actually get quite irritated sometimes but I think he only had himself to blame. Yeah now back to Africa Growing up there were you in his city or what kind of environment where you're not in a city with hardly wearing cities it was fairly primitive in some respects next. We have no electric light. We had no indoor plumbing on the other hand we had lots of servants okay and so it was sort of curious mixture. It's like going back hundred years. Yeah so your memories mostly just like going to school and going to catching butterflies beautiful flowers. Yeah but I didn't see elephants or lands or anything like that right for me. I just go Oh if a guy goes up in Africa not shocking to me that he ends up with an interest in zoology in evolution. We're nice to think that I think that's unfortunately the truth. My father was a biologist so I think later on moved to England. I think he taught me to think like a scientist and think like a biologist but no the African childhood was. It just didn't really feed it. I think to what later became in a big way and did you have any awareness that you were an ex pat or living in a country that of not your origin. was that something you were conscious. I left when I was seven so I'm not sure that unless I was very precocious I would have thought in those terms. Because you're around. These is your reality right. You kind of take it up. Yeah he's value. When you're young? Yes yes so. You moved to England at seven or eight depending on whether I believe you. Or what's it's written about my eighth birthday on the ship. Oh no kidding so both true really and so your father had served in World War Two and then he inherited in a state. That's right in one thousand forty six years. She inherited it but assume that he would never actually live there. It was tenants did and the lady who was the tenant died actually while we were on the ship and he may perhaps on your birthday and my parents greeted with the news that she had died and they then had to make a decision whether to go back to Africa which they wanted to do originally agonizing nothing. They decided they would stay. My mother ahead soften very badly for malaria and almost died. And I think that was another reason for not going back. Yeah but the family lawyer and both their parents. It's both sets of grandparents. Strongly advised them to go back to Africa and they didn't take US advice. They actually found the place. It hadn't been found for longtime properly. Yeah my my father made quite a success of it as a proper commercial thumb. A lot of these estates get passed down in a lot of people live quite poor in these amazing estates and just everything is spent on maintaining them and it can be a real burden to inherit low that I mean the word estate or rather give a full impression. It's not biggest date like okay do something instead of just Downton Abbey playing in my head just honest with Seoul wrong. I know it's early about two hundred and fifty acres and in-home wasn't outragous on it. There's a big issue house which was a bird. Actually family lawyer advised her to pull that down right. And and my parents didn't actually touch it into flats apartments. Oh and They specialized in English people. British people coming back on leave from the colonial service constantly filled with people from Africa and India Erin. bummer places is like a decompression chamber and getting back in England. Right yes yeah. They had to have been intoxicated with the notion of being out as like people who went westerly here or anything else right as a very adventurous lifestyle I suppose hose yes but of course it was very much government regulated were. They were not pioneers. In that sense that the earlier people went out to farm the settlers close. They've quite different. They were more like pioneers but my parents were not they were government servants and the people they mixed with the government servants right so they were they were. We're not part of the sort of happy valley crowd they knew. Some of that crowd You were raised Christian in. I went to Christian schools. It was difficult not to write but it was Anglican in and I would imagine in part because father was into science in biology in. Did you have a good relationship. Asian trip with him. Did you want her to be proud of you. And yes I had a very good relationship with him. He was the buffs in it so he knew all about wildflowers. In New the letter names my sister and I love to here. The Latin names of all the closet didn't remember them necessarily but yeah any children liked to hear long words they don't know the meaning of maybe wrong about that. Oh absolutely we'll think Expeditious Doses California. Everyone loves that word and then it means nothing so long. Now I would imagine when you're being educated. You're probably you knew Latin or you do. Do you did lesson for years. It doesn't mean on new it. Do you think it's good or bad that they've abandoned that I think it's good to learn. Language is is a time would be probably better spent learning French and German somewhere. You could go use it. Yeah yes I mean. People say that Latin is good for learning old Romance Romance Languages and no doubt it is but I suspect that any romance language would serve that purpose in Spanish would be good for learning Italian. French and friends will be good for lending talent Spanish and so on. Yeah Yeah so a romance language would be a very good idea. A GERMANIC language would be a very good idea. I am ashamed of the British and actually American. We Anglos we. English speakers are so bad at languages. Oh Yeah and when I go to places like Holland and Scandinavia and in a even bus drivers and Tenders Speak Perfect English. Yeah we'll all get real judgmental of US and feel pretty bad about the whole ordeal and then then another side of my brain goes. That's just the privilege of the hegemonic society. Germans were the hegemonic society. They probably wouldn't know any other. Do you think maybe some four the true I think that is. I don't think we're shittier. The people in general doesn't got shows itself though in arrogance saying well you didn't need to learn. I had a colleague when when I said I was trying to learn German. He said Oh you don't want to do that. The only encourages them..

"richard dawkins" Discussed on Experts on Expert with Dax Shepard

Experts on Expert with Dax Shepard

02:12 min | 11 months ago

"richard dawkins" Discussed on Experts on Expert with Dax Shepard

"Welcome welcome welcome to armchair expert experts on expert. I'm Dick Sheppard. I'm joined by expert. Monica pad man clad man man. We have a very exciting guests. Somebody I've kind of had intellectual Boehner for since college one of your heroes on the Mount Rushmore more of science and Atheism but give it a shot. If you're religious. Yeah I think we're fair in this. But our Richard Dawkins famously wrote the selfish gene. That's how I I was introduced to him a book he wrote in Nineteen Seventy six which was a real paradigm shift. We'll get into that. He's also an English ethologist. Evolutionary Biologists an author. He's he's an emeritus fellow of new college Oxford and was the University of Oxford's professor for public understanding of Science from Nineteen Ninety five until two thousand eight. He's written the greatest show on earth earth the God delusion the ancestor's tale the blind watchmaker the extended phenotype and of course substances. I said he has a new book. Called outgrowing God a beginner's guide. We also talk about his foundation a bunch and it's just a very fun thrilling chat with a hero of mine. So please enjoy Richard Dawkins. We are supported by legacy box. Monica you know home movies. They can really transport you back the adds fun times. Can't they also photos a song. He'll sniff nostalgia. I got one of these photos. Popped up that digitize with legacybox of my mom and I. She's in her Yamaha racing jacket cookie monster coast. It just really made me feel so wonderful. Lucky for my dear sweet mom. You've captured all this stuff. Legacy box is here to digitally preserve them before they degrade or something bad happens like a fire flood so digitally preserving your record memory should be as important as capturing them legacy Z.. Boxes simply the best way to convert all your old analog media DVD thumb drive or even convenient digital downloads. So you can easily share with other members of your family. That's the best part is you. Digitize is all this stuff and you blasted out to your family and friends and then they get the warm fuzzies you go online and purchase the box that you need to send you a legacy box kit and you fill them with all your media slap on a prepaid mailing label and send it.

"richard dawkins" Discussed on Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard

Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard

01:39 min | 11 months ago

"richard dawkins" Discussed on Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard

"Welcome welcome welcome to armchair expert experts on expert. I'm Dick Sheppard. I'm joined by expert. Monica pad man clad man man. We have very exciting guests. Somebody I've kind of had intellectual Boehner for since college one of your heroes on the Mount Rushmore more of science and Atheism but give it a shot. If you're religious. Yeah I think we're fair in this. But our Richard Dawkins famously wrote the selfish gene. That's how I I was introduced to him a book he wrote in Nineteen Seventy six which was a real paradigm shift. We'll get into that. He's also an English ethologist. Evolutionary Biologists an author. He's he's in America's fellow of New College Oxford and was the University of Oxford's professor for public understanding of Science from Nineteen Ninety five until two thousand eight. He's written the greatest show on earth earth the God delusion the ancestor's tale the blind watchmaker the extended phenotype and of course substances. I said he has a new book. Called outgrowing God a beginner's guide. We also talk about his foundation a bunch and it's just a very fun thrilling chat with a hero of mine. So please enjoy Richard Dawkins. We are supported by legacy box. Monica you know home movies. They can really transport you back the adds fun times. Can't they also photos a song. He'll sniff nostalgia. I got one of these photos. Popped up that digitize with legacybox of my mom and I. She's in her Yamaha racing jacket cookie monster coast. It just really made me feel so wonderful. Lucky for my dear sweet mom. You've captured all this stuff. Legacy box is here.

"richard dawkins" Discussed on Dogma Debate

Dogma Debate

10:39 min | 1 year ago

"richard dawkins" Discussed on Dogma Debate

"Be here to have the conversation about right. And so there's plenty of planets that are not in the goldilocks zone and they will not have life but so life can only arise on that minority of planets. That is in the. Goldilocks not too hot. Not too cold and this it happens to be one of them so of course we're here I had at a recent guest Say A he's all you believe this all happen by chance by random. Chance of you've heard that a million times and I sit well so we don't know how many times this happened. We don't know if this was the seven of an billionth failure and then it finally worked. We have no idea of knowing and his response shocked me. He said we'll surely David as a man of science. You must acknowledge that it's more more likely than a god did it than this is the seventh billion time. What do you say to something like that? Well the idea that God did it opens itself immediately to the to the problem of designing the guard. I mean the if you're going to fall back on the argument from improbability which is what this is. This is all about then a God who is capable of of designing it would have to be at least as improbable. It's a total non solution to the problem now The the first thing to say about about blind chances that not selection is the very opposite of chance. Status election is non random process and very often. They either don't understand. That asshole willfully mislead people by pretending. It's a random process Darwinian. Natural selection is the very opposite of a random process. That's why hit works. If it was random it wouldn't work if it was random it would not be capable of explaining the improbability of live. It's precisely because it's non random that it can explain it and a lot of people misunderstand it. They believe that it's linear. They believe that they're working towards some ultimate finish line and right but it's more about a adapting to surroundings and act that adopting new and there are environments tens of millions of different species in history that been billions of different species adapted to different things. We're just one of them. It would not have pinnacle. Maybe a pinnacle in what in certain respects but swift syrup therapeutical in another respect. Elephants are pinnacle in another respect as no. There's no ladder climbing humanity as fascinating. I'm sure you've you've seen the experiments where chimpanzees are pitted against humans in memory tests and the chimps. Just blow US away. There's so much of that. Oh yeah there's there's a really cool Experiment where you have to like it puts the screen up and it'll say they'll be in random order it'll be the numbers one two five three seven eight six nine and they'll just flash and then they'll go away and you have to touch them in order they'll turn into little boxes and you have to touch one two three four five six seven eight nine ten in order humans. I get to about three or four. And they can't do it in chimps or just boop boop boop and then they get their treat. It's phenomenal. I'll send alson Robinson. I must confess investing skeptical. But okay. I'll send you the link to it and show you. It's really cool as really really cool And speaking Robin Ends Speaking of Solutions Tell me a little abro about what. CF is going right now. My previous foundation the Richard Dawkins Foundation Which is quite small merged with center for inquiry? Cf I which is a large organization and So I hope we each brought something valuable to the other We stand for reason. Listen we stand for science. We stand for critical thinking for skepticism. The specific things we do quite a lot I mean among them are The Translation Project We have a project whereby we are translating offer dozen of my books into who Arabic Farsi do and Indonesia and the main languages of the Islamic world and making them available free not as PDF's for download and they are being downloaded in enormous quantities in these Islamic lands. Is the last time you and I spoke. I believe you told me that and I may have the number wrong but the God delusion you found out had been translated to. I believe it was Arabic and had been downloaded like over ten million dollars. She's thirty million. Thirteen eighteen million seventeen million times. Did that was that sort of a catalyst for this. Is that when we heard about that. We thought well we we must do more of this and so we used so we. We did several more of my books. Not just the God delusion but books about science as well because getting science into Islamic lands is also important. I mean many of them are simply taught creationism in which is an outrage And so so we're we're doing that. That's one project and huge. Let me just pause for a moment and say I had a Palestinian Christian not too long ago and he was telling me about what they call the miracle. It's right before Easter. There's a fire that bursts have you heard of this. There's this random fire that starts in the tomb of Jesus us and they said that the fire doesn't burn anyone you can touch it and there's all these miracles and that nothing nothing starts. The fire starts on its own. I was very skeptical. I started asking asking questions during the episode. I pulled up my laptop and we did research together and we were finding how it was completely debunked. And how the sky goes in. It's the the the priest goes in and starts a fire that you can't see yet. It's on time. delay starts and this Palestinian Christian was blown away by it. And he's like I'm going to be honest with you. This type of information is just not available in my language and he was he was just fascinated by it. So this project is is doing is is so important. Very pleased with that and it's going very well. Another project is called secular rescue and that is You know that in in places like Bangladesh and Pakistan Afghanistan atheist bloggers In fear of their lives and they are they are if they're name leaks out if somebody shops them or they then get attacked by mobs of machete wielding Indians and so we Run a kind of underground railroad to get them to get these people whose lives threatened out of of these terrible countries. These places is like Bangladesh. I've been a few fundraisers to help with so in the future. If there's anything I can do to help with I would love to be a great mutual mutual friend Faysal has also helped has yes. Yes okay. Well that's another thing. Another thing we're doing is litigation We've got a project at the moment on homeopathy. This is skeptical. Projects here. Fi- As you know who he is not only doesn't work but cannot work because the dilution Lucien when they believe that the more you dilute something the more effective it becomes and the sort of dilutions that they regard as the most effective a so dilute. Dilute that you would need a volume of water the size of the solar system in order to accommodate one molecule of the active ingredient. Well we can't sued them for what wrestling is is is Walmart. And what the other big smooth. CBS CBC CVs EDS And it's not that we're trying to stop them selling this rubbish but trying to stop them putting it on the same shelf as proper evidence based medicine because you'll see an aisle which is which is labeled say May Day something like that And they'll now there'll be a homeopathic bottle right next door to a genuine met Mexican Ibuprofen. Yes sure And we're trying to get them to have a separate I'll for magic medicines. Yes preferably will say none of these medicines do not work you know a funny story about. CVS several years ago about six years ago they were selling this. They called it something for stomach upset stomach mic and it was so much percentage alcohol and my daughter who I believe was ten or eleven at the time I I wanted to see if she could buy it it and they went in and they sold it to her essentially just water and alcohol and so we did it again and we had someone stand behind her and get it on camera And we expose them online line and when all the way up to their corporate office and now they require at least an idea all CVs pharmacy for for for buying anything that has alcohol. Oh Yes yes so if you go there now they won't sell you NYQUIL because you're seventeen. That's my fault. I'm sorry but I felt like they. They should do that. They shouldn't be selling alcohol to ten year olds. Well it's a bit of a sort of David and Goliath operation because our legal department is one lawyer right. It's very very good. But they have thousands of hundreds of lawyers in in the teams But they have a leg to stand on. I mean it's clearly with clear that we are in the right and we'll see the actually it'll come down to how you have to worded worded or how they have to word the advertisement because also it'll whether they can put it on the same shelf over. They can actually put it right next door to a genuine medicine like aspirin definitely shouldn't be able to be put in at at the same thing. Well that's great. So how. How can my listeners go help out? CFI how what can they do to get all join. Join the subscribe They can subscribe to the magazine. We have two magazines skeptical inquirer which deals with so everything but religion and free inquiry which deals with religion And they're both very good good magazines. Birth both have very interesting articles. But join unsubscribe drive and Become an activist preferably as well good and the book is available on Amazon as well as audible. Listen to the audience. I did the recording according for audible myself and yes it's called outgrowing God and it's been published for about three weeks in American Asa. It's a very good book I it's it's very easy to understand I'm GONNA I'm GonNA show it to all the people that I can't. Let's take a very short break when I come back. I have a few questions that some people submitted that they have for more more dogma. Debate with Richard Dawkins next right. Welcome back to Dogma debate. Richard whatever I knew I was going to be able to sit down and talk with you. I made the mistake of reaching out to social media. Your pet may be healthy but is it well at loyal companion. We.

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"richard dawkins" Discussed on Dogma Debate

Dogma Debate

11:07 min | 1 year ago

"richard dawkins" Discussed on Dogma Debate

"Version of themselves to learn more visit us? One of our fifty five loyal companion stores or go online at boil companion dot com. This is fantastic. It's our second time meeting this time. I'm not coming off near death experience so I feel like it's going to go a little better Maoz tour going so far reasonably well I think yes. It'd be about five places and had enthusiastic audiences. Yeah a few of my listeners reached out I think I think one of them said they just saw you narrow Zona last week and we'll get into something. Yes okay. Yeah that's you've been kind of all over the place. The new book is outgrowing. God and and I've noticed in this book that seems to be targeting a younger audience. That's true that's right and maybe not necessarily younger but also also just maybe less educated like maybe people who will. I don't like to quite put it that way but some people have complained that the God delusion does seem to be stolen Donald Somewhat aimed at people with university degrees and this one is aimed at younger people who are too young to go to university. And I guess that's right yes it could still work out people people who left high school and went straight into some sort of trade yes and never really bother to look into it may have picked up God. God felt it was a little intimidating. This is this is I want want everybody to read this book from fifteen upwards two hundred two or indeed down twelve. It was the first chapter being read by a ten year. Old with great enthusiasms. Why did you decide to do with their way to start? Well I've always been a rather My trying to think of of a mild enough word but but IRRITATED PREP too strong. By the fact that religion gets handed down from generation to generation people who are religious almost always have the same religion as their parents so it's a kind of hereditary but not genetic hereditary effect act. You tend to get the religion of your parents and I want to break that cycle. I'm very happy for people to grow up and decide for themselves whether they want to belong belonged religion or not but to just automatically be assumed to inherit the religion of your parents. I think that's wicked just for for society to assume society actually talks about a Catholic child or a Muslim child. They should talk about a child of Catholic parents. Child Muslim impairments. And I've often used the absurd satirical parallel of you would never talk about an existentialist child or a logical aww positivist child or marks. His Childhood Socialist Child Conservative Child. You just don't do that but you do talk about a Catholic child or Muslim slim child and we shouldn't do that that labeling of children as child abuse or I can't I can't tell you how many times especially growing up in the south where I would hear the term or the phrase his. That's just the way I was raised exactly as the end of a conversation. It's not the end of a combination of the way you were raised. This is correct. So you know on this show. I tend to debate with Christians. I bring on pastors preachers very as gifts and I'm seeing this growing growing number number of Christians deluding the Bible getting away from the Bible and in fact even saying they don't even hold onto the Bible for that much information. So what do you say. They did the people who say that they're Christians. But then they'll say the Bible is clearly wrong but I have a personal connection with God or I have a I have personal experience. Variance was pro experiences with God. Doubts what keeps me religious the hallucinating. I'm not Doodoo Pete the lunatic asylums of the world filled with people for who who who think they think. Then the Polian. I mean you couldn't delude yourself all sorts of things but This is not objective evidence. People have an imaginary January friend like a child. Children have have this of imaginary friends. They commune with is just save. As that. I think you you touch on this in this book as well the in this I think this is connected to that question. The bird experiment. I believe there were pigeons. Yes where where they sort all you explain it. I'm sure you'll okay we'll SCANA B F skinner Invented the skin of walks where a pigeon or a rat was is put into a box. And there's a there's a lever or a key that the bird can pick and if it picks the kid gets food or feed picky ten times it gets food of the P. Israeli something gets food So that's GONNA box. Skin himself did a brilliant experiment where he seemed to switched off the food delivering mechanism so the bird was used to the the idea that it was. It could get food in the skin of box but it didn't know what it had to do to get food to skin a left birds in this condition for a while and every now and again at random the feeding mechanism clicked into action. But it was totally at random wasn't related to what the bird did at all but each bird rhode developed a different superstitious behavior. that it thought was the thing that caused the food to be delivered. So in one case the bird would say say prince left wing in a in a sort of frenetic way in other cases over its right shoulder in other case it picked the ground in other case it scratched the ground. Whatever would have shot its head up in a corner is very weird? Bs and so each of these superstitious behaviors. Each bird had independently developed during this time. Presumably what happened was it just happened to Chavez head into the corner and then and that was just a moment when the food mechanism happened to click into action. The bird then assume that that was what did it did it again and again and so on. I think that's a great way to explain how people claim to have these personal experiences. With God's there's some remarkable coincidence and they just go that that must be it. That must be how I get things done in my life and it also explains the behavour for people in Las Vegas where I would just write wearing surly. Levers just like a pigeon occasionally they get rewarded. And that's enough. Just go on and on until they've lost all their money in chapter two. You jump right into the credibility ability of the Bible and I think that's probably when been one of the most effective tools I've used so when when the Christian sits down with me I tend tend to put my Christian hat on with them ago. Let's assume God is real. It's assume we both believe and I know that's dangerous territory for you but I do that and then go if we're both religious if we both both believe this how do we know we can trust this book. Let's check its credibility and that a lot of times gets the Christian to then say here the things I hate about the Bible or hear the things that don't make sense to Mir here the things that drive me crazy and then I said well how do you deal with that. And how and so we end up working together through some of the major issues in the Bible. Because that's what did it for me. I was raised as a Christian and reading it myself and coming up with the holes trying to solve the problems is what made me go. This stuff isn't isn't real Have you found that to be pretty effective. I also I haven't met. She sat down with people in the way. You have put the whole of chapters chapters two and three chapter two is about the New Testament testimony chapter three by the older other sorts of superstition They're both well. The Historic Society of the New Testament is exceedingly exceedingly. Doubtful histories to the testament is nothing. There's no history testament talk including even things like the Jewish exile Egypt thing. I mean things like that purchase is central to the to the Jewish mythology. There's no evidence at all. There ever was an exit Egypt. Kind of thing And the New Testament while the gospels were not written until the oldest Gospel is mark and that wasn't written until thirty five to forty years. After Jesus's this is Dennis as an awful long time for word of mouth. Distortion was nothing word of mouth and I use the parallel of imagine. There was nothing written down after Kennedy's assassination. Nothing written down after nine eleven and nothing but room nothing but word of mouth retelling just imagine the the sheer distorted is bad enough. Both Kennedy assassination and nine eleven is bad enough with written records with video. Hundreds of eyewitnesses his And video and television and journalistic reports and so on even then you get conspiracy theories and show utter falsehoods so imagine what it would be like for after thirty five years of nothing written down. You can't believe that sort of thing then the gospels have no have node. You've historical credibility in chapter three. You sort of lump them together. I guess but for me Chapter Three in how myth start is really how I taught my daughter about religion. I felt like she needed to know it. It's a it's a big part of our culture but I explained to her Zeus and and Dimitur and and mithras along with Jesus and four and everything else so she got to see sort of how it all came about. And it's interesting when you sit down with the Christian and show them how other myths came to be yes how they tend to go. Yeah those were wrong. Line is is right. What do you think that is so Well of course the other people think this is right and yours is wrong. And how do you know I just right but I think one of the most informative is missed original religions that start recently really. I mean mormonism started in the in the nineteenth century so it's comparatively recent and you can obviously see that. Joseph Smith was a charlatan. Oh he was arrested for for the rest of it now but doesn't even better thing than that for which he was arrested was his alleged translation of the book of Abraham. Oh the book of Mormon was that after the fire is I was talking to thrive at Brenda thank. You Got hold of his manuscript which he which was in written in some ancient Egyptian language and he pretended he could read it he. He translated it so called that it was all about. Abraham MM and Abraham's visit to Egypt massive detail about Egypt and Abraham and things and then he thought it was okay because nobody could read this language and he and then later on after his death the moments thought he was okay because the original was alleged was was was was indeed part of it was destroyed in in a fire in Chicago but unfortunately for them Part of the manuscript survived and was translated by people who really did speak the language understand. The Language Scholars Including Mormon scholars produced a proper translation of this book. It's nothing to do with Abraham. Oh Oh no. It's nothing to do. With Abraham.

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"richard dawkins" Discussed on Dogma Debate

Dogma Debate

06:53 min | 1 year ago

"richard dawkins" Discussed on Dogma Debate

"That's the best way to contact me. Even though it may be a a little slow sometimes I always do my best to get in there and reply and sometimes I'm going to do it right here on the show and that's what I'm going to do right now. So the folks that are listening at home that are not patrons torrens you may have these types of questions to and so. I'm going to answer the question here. Even though you're not a patron so that you can sort of get a vibe for how it is to be a patron Adrian Elijah Church emailed actually went into the Patriots on a website. Incentives direct message to me said. Hi David Malaysia. I'm from North Carolina and I grew up a fundamentalist Southern Baptist falling out of faith around the age of fifteen in much the same story as you have or you're what I understand of it. Reading the Bible in an attempt at being a better Christian led me out of the cloth so to speak. I was unwittingly outed as an atheist around eight years ago at the family Thanksgiving dinner. Ouch that's gotta be tough A lot of us are sort of in that boat right. We had our faith. We struggled with some things and we go. You know what I want to I want to figure out the answers to my questions. And I want to make solid reasons for my faith and we dive into the Bible and then we come out the other side an atheist and then we are constantly told for years that we just need to read the Bible. We just need to do some research. Typically by people people who have not done that research. And that's why I liked to have people on the show who who have read the Bible or are willing to if I point things out and they go yes. I'll make a note I'll look into that. It's one of my favorite things to do. And that's why I love so much John. Gerry joining me as the youth pastor because he really seems willing to go back and read his Bible and do some research Elisa continues a couple of years ago. I was I was told that the likes of Oran Rahmat dill honey and that led me down a rabbit hole atheist debates that that led me eventually to you. It's been a hell of a ride. Your style of debate and conversation in civil discourse is so down to Earth thank you sir and he so he calls it people Li we I can. I can vibe with that. Yeah I think my conversations are very people league He says I just wanted to draw the line. Saying I appreciate you and what you do if not for being thing A runner and keeping a movement alive but also for letting folks such as myself a southern liberal atheist. No that we are absolutely not UNICORNS scorns. The we are strong and we have numbers big love from North Carolina Elijah. Now in this instance I replied the same. They actually and I said thanks a larger so nice to hear from you and thanks for the support I think the south is about to see. A huge flushing out of religion in this next generation in his responses may ask how that is I apologize. It's quite weird. Exhilarating to be in contact with someone I know I know so much about. But he's he's like I don't know what you mean by this his like I'm listening to your to your shows. What what are you talking about? How is it that the south is going to have? This is flushing out of religion. It's really simple. I think Elijah I believe it is the Internet. It is education it's public discourse it's like this. It's books like outgrowing. God it's people like Sam Harris and Richard Dawkins and Dan Dinh it and Jerry dewitt and Dan Barker Parker and an analog Ayler and and freedom from Religion Foundation and Andrew Seidel and his recent book people having Public Blet Conversations Street epistemology the facebook groups facebook dialogue and the more. You are angry Online the more. You'RE GONNA turn people off so this is my plea to everyone to help this come true for Elijah and everyone else out there in the United States. Let's keep the discourse respectful because these folks as I'm GONNA I plan on the talking with Richard about here. These folks are not. Ah Your enemy. I know that you don't like what they do. I know that sometimes they say terrible things but they are not your enemy me. They are victims of bad information. And you should see this as a rescue mission. The the bad information they received probably as a kid never unlearn did like you did. Were not fortunate enough to have the information available to them that you were her shown they didn't have the Internet. They didn't have the ability to find the information as as easily and maybe they weren't taught critical thinking the way you were so at at some point you found a way out of it. They didn't these people are not your enemy. They need to be rescued from bad ideas but understand at the same time. They also see you that same way. They think that you need to be rescued from bad ideas so understand that you're both starting at a place Jason of love. You both Wanna save each other. They WanNa save you from the depths of hell that you're not concerned with in you to save them from believing things that are false and somewhat absurd we all Wanna take care of each other and if you both come to the table with love. I think that will help but I think it will happen more so in the south because it's already happening happening in the East Coast and the West Coast with higher education levels with more freedom of speech with more liberalism. Sort of taking over religious becoming less and less of an issue in those areas. The South is sort of tightening. Its grip on it but look Forty fifty years from now a a the the amount of people who were going to believe that a virgin gave birth to a human baby that became God the amount of people who are going to believe that the earth is six thousand years old is just going to dwindle. Information has never never been available the way it is now. This is the first time in human history. We've had devices in our pockets that can literally find information in at your fingertips sometimes with just voice commands. The Internet were religion is going to die and despite what religions may want it is available to people in the south. Those are the types of conversations I like to have with people over a Patriot dot com slash. Dave not smalley. I hope you can join us over there Because those those conversations those folks are actually making this show possible. And I'm so so happy.

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"richard dawkins" Discussed on Dogma Debate

Dogma Debate

01:38 min | 1 year ago

"richard dawkins" Discussed on Dogma Debate

"This is done with David Smalley. Welcome back to dog debate so glad. You're joining me for this episode. Because it's one for the history books I'm joined by the one on an only Richard Dawkins right here in person. I'll be with him in just a moment and I'm going to ask some questions. That my his answers just might surprise you as an example. Do you think Richard Dawkins would consider himself a spiritual ritual person. Give that some thought. What does it mean to you to be spiritual? A lot of atheists will hear the term on spiritual but I'm not religious and they WANNA roll their eyes in their head. What does that mean? They're really just deluding. What religion means or do they mean something bigger than religion? I'm going to get into that and so much more. I'M GONNA be asking some of your questions to Richard Dawkins and I'm honored that they've chosen me. He's not not doing a ton of interviews for his brand new book outgrowing. God I suggest you get that right. Now I've listened to it on audible. It's also also available on Amazon and I'm sure it's all over the bookstores. Now go get outgrowing. God also be sure to join up with Safai Center for inquiry Definitely go check out that organization. I want to take a moment to thank.

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"richard dawkins" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer

AM 970 The Answer

07:38 min | 1 year ago

"richard dawkins" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer

"You. But we're talking about science and the limits of science, and it's a very exciting conversation from my point of view with Dr John Lennox docked, Lennox the book can science explain everything. Obviously, we both know that it cannot my question to you is our scientists offended by this idea because I get the impression that many scientists are in fact, scientistic not merely scientific and that they have created an idol of science which implies that there is nothing beyond that. And to even say that there is a fence. So talking about the limits of science in your book. I would imagine some of them would be offended by it. Well, there are some scientists and far too many in my view who do take that scientists take line. In other words, they believe that science can explain everything, and it's the only way to truth, but there are others of great weight. Who point that this is actually not the case? And one of the most important is, sir. Peter meta warr who won the Nobel prize. And he says this that there is indeed eliminate upon science is made very likely by the existence of questions that science cannot answer that no conceivable advance of science would empower to answer. These are the questions the children ask the ultimate question of Karl Popper such as how did everything begin? What are we all here for and what is the point of living, and that's enormously important science cannot even explain my. Ethics and logic. Because it depends on them. Secondly, at cannot explain values and ethical beliefs, which is pointed I'd longtime ago by Einstein. Remember, he said, you could talk about the ethical foundations of science, but you talk about the scientific foundations of ethics. Science kind of tell you what beauty means, and there are several Nobel prize-winning level people who've pointed these things, but scientism has made huge inroads through. Stephen hawking, and Richard Dawkins, and a number of other people and really when you step back from it, Eric the idea, the statement science is the only way to truth and self defeating because that statement is not a statement of science of their for if it's true, it's false. It's logically. If it's true, it's false. Now. There is that's like a zen Koan. Wow. If it's true, then it's false. But you're of course, you're right. It's an absurdity. But I think that there's such a hostility, and and it's ironic because it's an emotional hostility toward the concept of God. And so there are people who are so invested in saying these things that they don't care that they're contradicting themselves at least that's their effect on young people and students is very sad. You saved my book can science explain everything. One of the things I do is to ask. What do you mean by explanation, and the simple example, I give is the water's boiling. How do you explain that? Well, you can explain it by saying that the molecules of water are being agitated by hate from the gas flame. And that's why it's boiling or you can say. It's fighting because I'd like a Cup of tea. The point is there are two explanations. There completely different once assigned typic- explanation. Another is an explanation in terms of my desire. It's a human agency explanation. But the very important thing is that those two explanations, they don't compete. They don't conflict they complement and often put it this way. God, no more competes with science. Then Henry Ford competes with the low of internal combustion to explain a motor car. Well, that's funny. I guess it is simple. Yeah. That's right. That's right. It's but it is still funny because it was so simple. And yet you have geniuses unable to comprehend it or unwilling to comprehend it, and what's the born important explanation of tea people have been drinking join T for thousands of years before knew anything about equations. Well, I guess that's the thing is that we we don't think about thinking we don't think about knowing we take these things for granted. And we adopt the scientific narrative. I mean, I think we could probably go back. We're talking about whether let's say artificial intelligence can at some point in the future reach toward consciousness, but we can go back to the beginning of consciousness, and we can talk about how did the material universe produce us? It's the same question in reverse, isn't it? In other words, the idea that out of the primordial soup and sheer chance somehow we conscious beings. Would arise. That's never been understood or proved and it's kind of the same question. Ken immaterial world by itself, create something that is immaterial. Yes. And the answer seems to me to be a resounding. No, they cause of the difference between the material and the non material, and I'm interested in very encouraged by the fact that even atheists are beginning to see this the famous Thomas Nagel of New York will you are at the moment and his book mind and cosmos. He really sees the problem that you cannot have mind coming from non mine Denise sees this as a major problem to which he would love to find a materialistic solution. But he hasn't found one. I think he's not going to find one. But you know, Eric, don't you know that he's not going to find one? I said, I think. I think he's gonna fight when I think you mean to say, I know he's not going to find one. Well, yes, I do. But one of the massively ironic things about the search for super intelligence, and a I I'm the thought that have minders processes created our intelligence, surely our intelligence Nive is going to be able to intelligently design consciousness embedded in silicon correct? And therefore create a super intelligence, right? And they want us to say in reply to that just a moment. Super intelligence already exists. It's called God. And there's a super intelligent man who has been on this planet Jesus Christ and one I notice said the whole a scenario a lot of it is a kind of parody of Christianity, hanging Dr Lennox forgive me for interrupting you in the middle of this brilliant thought we're going to be. Right back folks with Dr John Lennox. Mom, always used to say, you are what you eat. And she was right, but who knows what's healthy anymore. Here's something drink. Superbeets SuperBeets is a circulation SuperFood..

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"richard dawkins" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder

The Majority Report with Sam Seder

05:09 min | 2 years ago

"richard dawkins" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder

"Baddies people well there, but here is a tweet from Richard Dawkins. He writes listening to the lovely bells of Winchester. One of our great medieval cathedrals, and he's taking a picture there of the cathedral so much nicer. Well, Andy, you haven't seen the tweet because you blocked what? What do you think follows like like, okay, you're hearing something you know that you find it's lovely, and it's in the a, you're looking at a really, I mean. Youthful, beautiful, and sort of wondrous, you know, human achievement in building a, you know, a structure like grits. And what's the next thing that comes into your your. Too bad. It was ruined by religion or this wonderful things was destroyed by religious background so much. I know it's so much more direct than that. He says, listening to the lovely bells of Winchester, one of our great medieval cathedrals so much nicer than the aggressive sounding Olu occupy. Oh my God. And then he says, or is that just my cultural upbringing? I like yes, imperialist who still alive. I've. I think that's what the kids call a cell phone. I would say, right? How does he that say the vest about just, oh, by the way. Lovely say that's racist. He goes though because it's is religious religion. So you can't say were being racist when we ate them. That's their argument. Again, what's fascinating to me about this this this tweet is that here's a guy who you would imagine, right? I mean, he he, he has. He takes issue with a religion, fine. People can do that and but presumably because it narrows your perspective outside and you're, you're hanging onto sort of things that that are leading you down the wrong path. Like there's some scientific basis in his mind for why a religion is. And that's i-in Tiffin. Basis, of course, is not a hard science. It is social science, like almost like sociology in some way and to not just that it just occurs to him maybe from a sociological perspective that the reason why these bells might sound better to me than something that is completely foreign to me. Right. Could be could be that this is there is an objective truth about bells versus. That's out there. I don't know how we would measure that. Like there's maybe an objective morality or like, which is everything he argues against right in terms of religion. This is already puts him leagues ahead of San just who had just be like, that's correct. Then I had a thought experiment, which can. I mean it's, it's dumbing like this is yours yours phobia. Like a lot of times I see like women Muslim woman wearing a head covering. I see them all the time and it's like, I think about how these new atheists it'd be like, what run up basically, what? What are you wearing that for? Who are you? Take it off? I'm going. I'm here to save you. I just I've never it's fewer is hate and xenophobe. They just hate people who are different cultures, and they think that primitive because they've leaving in spirituality. And the irony is I look at that cathedral and honestly, like I know my interpretation of a church when I look at it is very different from Richard Dawkins perspective. It's stay out of burns your skin. Honestly, like I churches I look at with some measure of like foreboding as you should. They. Never let you. I will tell this old old, John Benjamin joke. You know what happens when you fart in church setting your own pew. Thank you folks. Better than anything. I will tell. Antifa joke more like Richard docs in and my right gut. It just address internet, go. Oh. All right. Well, I don't know. I really done a good job of avoiding all those do atheist anymore because it's just it's such a old story. Well, the new atheists I, it seems to me have lost. I think a little bit of their allure in this era now, but now they're Dallas. The dregs of just gone to this dark web nonsense. Well, they wanna say my Murtaza the Saint who writes intercept, he just tweeted out..

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"richard dawkins" Discussed on The How-To Heretic

The How-To Heretic

02:01 min | 2 years ago

"richard dawkins" Discussed on The How-To Heretic

"And uh i had to lower nhs krause and richard dawkins in the audience an note dog khun sa's he's so freaking british you know he's the such a tough nut to crack araya he's very formal it always one of those guys who interviewed him three times a bumped into a modern how many times need always just like hello it just it's not like hey what so richard with going there down so i didn't know how is going to go over in i did christianity made me talk like an idiot dawkins was just how wing guy laughing out loud and it is such a gratifying thing right absolutely as a speaker to see somebody who's so reserved who has just taken the journey and the speech really revolves around how even really smart people when they are surrounded by insanity can begin to speak and act in crazy ways in ways that make no sense you know people thinking and visible magical dad four food that someone else planted and harvested and transported and sold and bought and prepared and they ignore the cook you know they agree the the human hands they thank god for uh someone had a good day after chemotherapy and olga low uh laugh we talk about how is so often we give god lip service while we really see people acting as if there is no god i mean if there is someone in a car wreck which the first call they make it's not to drop to their knees right there on the road and call down god's divine healing there on nine one one making sure that the paramedics are on the way and i think that's a betrayal of how much people really do actually be leave well and i yelled and it very on the driver in the waiting room source the first called they may make his two people you know yeah well and it's so it's so funny because when we see someone who actually does follow through that.

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"richard dawkins" Discussed on #WeThePeople LIVE

#WeThePeople LIVE

02:00 min | 2 years ago

"richard dawkins" Discussed on #WeThePeople LIVE

"Good i humans were going to we the people live the discussion show for planet earth the place that makes debate healthy again i'm josh tips and happy first anniversary this past weekend the first anniversary of the inauguration of president donald j trump and for this auspicious occasion to commemorate this i wanna bring you a very very special conversation that we've been sitting on for more than a year it's a conversation that was recorded literally the day after the day after the election in which donald trump had just beaten hillary clinton and i had been scheduled for many months to interview the great richard dawkins at an event in philadelphia i've had quite a lot to do with the richard dawkins foundation and so when he's been on his us speaking to his i frequently moderated those events and this was a big event in philadelphia and we'd all assumed that hillary was going to win the election will laced i had and i think many americans had to and all of a sudden i was confronted with how do you interview one of the world's greatest really greatest thing 'cause i think richard dawkins is of course that i think he needs any any introduction but if you don't if you're not completely up on who he is it an evolutionary biologist who changed the world back in the 1970s by writing the book the selfish gene which transformed evolutionary biology he's responsible for coming up with the idea of memes of of packets of cultural inflammation the behavior a little bit like genes in terms of how this bread and he is an ounce bake outspoken atheist and a passionate critic of religion and and a defender of of science reason and secularism the reason we sat on this episode for so long is that the audio is terrible we didn't recorded ourselves the audio was recorded incidentally because it was supposed to be primarily ally the vent there was not going to be part of this podcast this is just an added perk that i managed to negotiate for you guys so if you listen to this podcast normally in some crappy using some crappy ear buds while you're jogging or while you're on the subway you probably not gonna wanna it'll just be too annoying.

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